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September 2018 Board Meeting Agenda 
September 27 and 28, 2018, Board Meeting
 

California Environmental Protection Agency
1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814
Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor

This meeting will also be webcast.

Submit written comments
Not all agenda items are available for electronic submittals of written comments.

 Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.
  Consent Calendar
 The following items on the consent calendar will be presented to the Board immediately after the start of the public meeting, unless removed from the consent calendar either upon a Board member’s request or if someone in the audience wishes to speak on them.
 

18-7-1:  Public Meeting to Consider the California Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Revisions for the 0.070 Parts Per Million Federal 8-Hour Ozone Standard  

The Board will consider adopting revisions to the California Infrastructure State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the 0.070 parts per million federal 8-hour ozone standard.  The revisions address requirements that California demonstrates it has the necessary infrastructure – meaning the authority to adopt, implement, and enforce regulations, and sufficient personnel and resources – to meet the federal ozone standard as revised in 2015.  Infrastructure SIPs include an "interstate transport" assessment of potential pollution impacts between upwind/downwind states.

More Information         Proposed Resolution

 Motion and Vote 
 

18-7-2:  Public Hearing to Consider Environmental Comments from John R. Lawson Rock & Oil, Inc. Regarding Board Item 18-1-4.  

The Board will consider staff’s responses to environmental comments submitted by John R. Lawson Rock & Oil, Inc., on July 18, 2018, during the 15-day comment period for the California Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas rulemaking action – Board Item 18-1-4, the February 8, 2018, Board hearing, “Public Hearing to Consider Proposed California Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles, and Proposed Amendments to the Tractor-Trailer Greenhouse Gas Regulation”. 

Proposed Resolution

 Motion and Vote 
 

Discussion Items

The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.

 

18-7-3:  Public Meeting to Consider Assembly Bill 617 Community Air Protection Program – Community Selection and Program Requirements 

Espanol  Spanish translation will be provided at the Board Meeting for this item, Item 18-7-3.

The Board will consider approving the Program requirements to implement community monitoring, community emission reduction programs, and community selection guidelines contained in the proposed Community Air Protection Blueprint, certifying the Final Environmental Analysis, and approving the written responses to comments received on the Draft Environmental Analysis, all in one Resolution.  The Board will also consider staff's proposed list of communities to be selected for the first year of the Community Air Protection Program in a separate Resolution.

More Information          Staff Presentation - English        Staff Presentation - Spanish

 Public Comment on Item
 Return to Board
 Amendment 
 Motion and Vote
 Motion and Vote
 Motion and  Vote 
 

18-7-4:  Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulation and to the Regulation on Commercialization of Alternative Diesel Fuels

The Board will consider proposed amendments designed to strengthen the Low Carbon Fuel Standard regulation through 2030 in line with the Senate Bill 32 greenhouse gas reduction goals.  The proposed amendments would also foster increased deployment of zero-emission vehicles, adopt a credit generating protocol for carbon capture and sequestration, establish third-party verification of program data, and streamline the implementation of the regulation.  As part of this rulemaking the Board will consider proposed amendments to the Alternative Diesel Fuels regulation based on a supplemental environmental analysis related to NOx emissions.  This is the second of two Board hearings on this item; the Board will consider certifying the Final Environmental Analysis, approving the written response to comments received on the Draft Environmental Analysis and adopting the amendments at this meeting.  If needed, this item will carry over for adoption by the Board on Friday, September 28.

More Information          Staff Presentation

 Motion and Vote 
 

Closed Session

The Board will hold a closed session, as authorized by Government Code section 11126(e), to confer with, and receive advice from, its legal counsel regarding the following pending or potential litigation, and as authorized by Government Code section 11126(a):

American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers, et al. v. Jane O’Keeffe, et al., U.S. District Court (D. Ore. Portland), Case No. 3:15-CV-00467; Plaintiffs’ appeal, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 15-35834.

California Air Resources Board v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 18-1085.

Electric Power Supply Association, et al. v. Star, et al.,U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Case No. 17-2445.

In re La Paloma Generating Company, LLC, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, Case No.16-bk-12700.

POET, LLC, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 09CECG04659; plaintiffs’ appeal, California Court of Appeal, Fifth District, Case No. F064045; California Supreme Court, Case No. S213394 [remanded to trial court]; plaintiff’s appeal of trial court order discharging peremptory writ of mandate, Court of Appeal, Fifth District, Case No. F073340.

POET, LLC, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 15CECG03380.

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, et al. v. Corey, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno),Case No. 1:09−CV−02234−LJO−DLB; ARB interlocutory appeal, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 12-15131 [remanded to trial court].

American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers, et al. v. Corey, et al., U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno), Case No. 1:10-CV-00163-AWI-GSA; ARB’s interlocutory appeal, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 10-CV-00163 [remanded to trial court].

Sowinski v. California Air Resources Board, et al., U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Case No. 8:15-CV-02123Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2018-00970852-CU-IP-CXC.

State of California, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 18-1114.

State of California, et al. v. United States Bureau of Land Management, et al., U.S. District Court, Northern District of California Circuit, Case No. 3:17-cv-07186-WHO.

State of New York, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, Case No. 1:18-cv-00773.

State of North Dakota, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 16-1242.

State of North Dakota v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 15-1381.

State of West Virginia et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 15-1363.

State of Wyoming, et al. v. United States Department of the Interior, et al., U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming, Case No. 16-CV-285-SWS.

The Two Hundred, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 18CECG01494.

Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association, Inc. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al., U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 16-1430.

Valero Refining Co. California v. Hearing Board of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District et al., Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Case No. A151004.

Alliance for California Business v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Glenn County Superior Court, Case No. 13CV01232; plaintiffs’ appeal, Court of Appeal, Third District, Case No. C082828.

Alliance for California Business v. California State Transportation Agency, et al., Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-80002491.

American Coatings Association, Inc. v. State of California and California Air Resources Board, Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 04CS01707.

Jack Cody dba Cody Transport v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2015-80002116; plaintiff’s appeal, Court of Appeal, Third District, Case No. C083083. 

Dalton Trucking, Inc. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 13-1283 (dismissed), U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-74019.

John R. Lawson Rock & Oil, Inc. et al. v. California Air Resources Board et al., Fresno County Superior Court, Case No. 14-CECG01494; ARB’s appeal, Court of Appeal, Fifth District, Case No. F074003.

Murray Energy Corporation v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 15-1385.

State of California, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency et al., U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Oakland Division, Case No. 4:17-cv-6936-HSG.

States of New York, California, Vermont, and Maryland, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Case Nos. 17-2780(L) and 17-2806.

 State of New York, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency et al., U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 17-1185.

California Air Resources Board v. Adam Brothers Farming Inc., Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Case No. 16CV01758.

 People v. Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC 602973.

 In re: Volkswagen "Clean Diesel"  MDL, United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 15-MD-2672-CRB (JSC).

Friends of Oceano Dunes, Inc. v. California Coastal Commission, et al., San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, Case No. 17CV-0576; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Case No. 2:17-cv-8733.


Opportunity for Members of the Board to Comment on Matters of Interest

Board members may identify matters they would like to have noticed for consideration at future meetings and comment on topics of interest; no formal action on these topics will be taken without further notice. 


Open Session to Provide an Opportunity for Members of the Public to Address the Board on Subject Matters within the Jurisdiction of the Board

Although no formal Board action may be taken, the Board is allowing an opportunity to interested members of the public to address the Board on items of interest that are within the Board’s jurisdiction, but that do not specifically appear on the agenda.  Each person will be allowed a maximum of three minutes to ensure that everyone has a chance to speak. 


Other Information

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Submitting a Presentation

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For more information contact the Clerk of the Board
1001 I Street, 23rd Floor, Sacramento, California 95814
(916) 322-5594

Special Accommodation Request

Consistent with California Government Code Section 7296.2, special accommodation or language needs may be provided for any of the following:

  • An interpreter to be available at the hearing;
  • Documents made available in an alternate format or another language;
  • A disability-related reasonable accommodation.

To request these special accommodations or language needs, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (916) 322-5594 or by facsimile at (916) 322-3928 as soon as possible, but no later than 7 business days before the scheduled Board hearing. TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service.

Acomodación Especial

Consecuente con la sección 7296.2 del Código de Gobierno de California, una acomodación especial o necesidades lingüísticas pueden ser suministradas para cualquiera de los siguientes:

    • Un intérprete que esté disponible en la audiencia
    • Documentos disponibles en un formato alterno u otro idioma
    • Una acomodación razonable relacionados con una incapacidad

    Para solicitar estas comodidades especiales o necesidades de otro idioma, por favor llame a la oficina del Consejo al (916) 322-5594 o envié un fax a (916) 322-3928 lo más pronto posible, pero no menos de 7 días de trabajo antes del día programado para la audiencia del Consejo. TTY/TDD/Personas que necesiten este servicio pueden marcar el 711 para el Servicio de Retransmisión de Mensajes de California.